Major solar flare measuring X1.3 erupted behind the west limb

Major solar flare measuring X1.3 erupted behind the west limb

Major solar flare measuring X1.3 erupted on April 25, 2014 from Region 2035 located behind the western limb. The event started at 00:17, peaked at 00:27, and ended at 00:38 UTC. Because of the location of this region CME was not Earth directed.

R3 (strong) Radio Blackout, a Type II Radio Emission with estimated velocity of 753 km/s and 10cm Radio Burst lasting 5 minutes, with peak flux of 1100 sfu, were associated with the event.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP2
Serial Number: 928
Issue Time: 2014 Apr 25 0117 UTC

ALERT: Type II Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Apr 25 0022 UTC
Estimated Velocity: 753 km/s
Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.

CME forecast. Image credit: NASA Enlil / WSA / GONG

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Space Weather Message Code: SUM10R
Serial Number: 616
Issue Time: 2014 Apr 25 0050 UTC

SUMMARY: 10cm Radio Burst
Begin Time: 2014 Apr 25 0020 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Apr 25 0021 UTC
End Time: 2014 Apr 25 0025 UTC
Duration: 5 minutes
Peak Flux: 1100 sfu

Latest Penticton Noon Flux: 130 sfu
Description: A 10cm radio burst indicates that the electromagnetic burst associated with a solar flare at the 10cm wavelength was double or greater than the initial 10cm radio background. This can be indicative of significant radio noise in association with a solar flare. This noise is generally short-lived but can cause interference for sensitive receivers including radar, GPS, and satellite communications.

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Space Weather Message Code: SUMX01
Serial Number: 99
Issue Time: 2014 Apr 25 0048 UTC

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded X1
Begin Time: 2014 Apr 25 0017 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Apr 25 0027 UTC
End Time: 2014 Apr 25 0038 UTC
X-ray Class: X1.3
Location: S14W90
NOAA Scale: R3 - Strong
Potential Impacts: Area of impact consists of large portions of the sunlit side of Earth, strongest at the sub-solar point.
Radio - Wide area blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for about an hour.

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Featured image: NASA SDO

Tags: x-class

Comments

Jamal Shrair 6 years ago

Here we go again and the Sun's activity will increase further in the months to come mark my words. The intensity of solar flares will be broken this year or the next one. The people at NASA have to find an explanation at that time how can intense solar flares be produced in solar minimum. Maybe the theoreticians can find new god particle that help them explain such phenomena

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